“Titter” is funny? Really?
Casey Wheeless, a Tennessee news anchor, lost control during a live broadcast in which she was reporting on Twitter removing verifications for some as reported by users, as reported by BizPac Review .
The morning anchor and reporter for WVLT in Knoxville started laughing uncontrollably when she mispronounced the social media giant as ‘Titter,’ trying desperately to regain her composure after the mess-up.
“Last week, Titter — Twitter — said guidelines were being updated due to confusion,” she said.
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Less than a minute later she was giggling so hard she could barely speak.
“OK … all right, pulling it together now. It’s 5:37, good Thursday morning to you … Can we go to break? She barely squeezed out.
In a futile attempt by the network to save the broadcast, the camera cut to her co-anchor Bob Yarbrough, who was also laughing hysterically.
Ironically, titter is a real word and it means a short, half-suppressed laugh.